- Labor will bring a bill to protect delivery riders to parliament next week.
- Tony Burke says slightly higher delivery costs are a ‘small price to pay’ for safety.
- The bill comes after a spate of deaths in the sector.
A senior Labor minister has acknowledged new laws protecting gig economy workers may lead to higher prices but justified the move, declaring “slavery is cheaper”.
Employment and Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke has revealed Labor will introduce greater protections in the gig economy, including for delivery riders working for apps like Uber, when parliament…